Yeah im a bit surprised by this revelations. SMTIV has lots of references to the original game. Everything feels like a reboot. But i don’t think ATLUS gonna pull out direct sequel just like the original SMTI and SMTII. As a fan of the series i’m REALLY HYPED!!
The story will be set a few years after SMTIV. It is not known yet which SMTIV ending this game is based on but it might be the neutral ending just like how SMT II continues the Neutral ending of SMT I.
You can get to the offical japanese site HERE.
Cited from Siliconera :
The stage is set in Tokyo of the year 203X.
In order to avoid destruction from the war against the gods that suddenly broke out 25 years prior, thick bedrock was made to cover the sky, which also prevented any contact with those outside.
It wasn’t long until the battle ended, and the people of Tokyo began to fight and murder others for the little amount of supplies and resources that remained, as they’ve become ruled over by the angels and demons that stood atop the food chain.
Is that blonde girl with a rifle Nozomi? OMG.
Protagonist (CV: Hiro Shimono): has been spending his days as an apprentice of an organization called the Outlaw Hunters. While out on a mission, he takes a surprise attack from a demon, and dies.
Mysterious Demon (CV: Shuichi Ikeda): after the death of the protagonist, this mysterious demons finds him wandering the underworld and forms a contract with him, giving him a new life and the ability to summon demons.
Asahi (CV: Seike Tomoko): a 15-year-old girl and childhood friend of the protagonist. She’s also part of the Outlaw Hunters organization.
Navarre (CV: Shintaro Oohata): the same Navarre from Shin Megami Tensei IV. After losing his life for something petty, Navarre wasn’t able to properly find peace in the afterlife, and that’s when he meets the protagonist. He currently has the form of a green body.
Masayuki Doi is the character designer of the game, and you’ll see the likes of Merkabah, Lucifer, and others, including Medusa from the previous game, in their refined forms.
Shin Megami Tensei IV: Final will release in Japan in February 2016 for Nintendo 3DS. The game is currently 90% complete.
I can’t wait!! Oh and you know the whole protagonist died from a demon attacks and another demon come to ressurect him is a nod to the original Devil Summoner. Oh my gawd so much references!!